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insurgency

[ in-sur-juhn-see ]
/ ɪnˈsɜr dʒən si /
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noun, plural in·sur·gen·cies for 4.

the state or condition of being insurgent.
insurrection against an existing government, usually one's own, by a group not recognized as having the status of a belligerent.
rebellion within a group, as by members against leaders.

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Origin of insurgency

First recorded in 1795–1805; insurg(ent) + -ency

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH insurgency

insurgence, insurgency
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